Cars.com, Inc.

Cars.com, Inc.

Cars.com, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1998

Headquarters

300 South Riverside Plaza,Suite 1000,Chicago, IL 60604

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

1,500

Industries

Internet Software & Services

Company Description

Cars.com, Inc. engages in the provision of automotive products and services through online automotive classifieds. It sells online subscription advertising products to car dealerships. The company was founded by Mitch Golub, William Swislow, and Alex Vetter in 1998 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Executives & Employees

Founder

Founder

Founder

Chief Financial Officer & Principal Accounting Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Experience Officer

Secretary & Chief Legal Officer

Chief Product Officer

Chief Communications Officer

Chief Revenue Officer

Board of Directors

Director at Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

Former Senior Member of the Advisory Board, Private Equity at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

Chief Marketing Officer & Senior Executive Vice President at Kohl's Corp.

Former Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer at Office Depot LLC

President at SVMK, Inc.

Chief Digital Officer at AT&T, Inc.

Former Global Assurance Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Founder at Cars.com, Inc.

Chairman at ColSpace Corp.

Director-Minority Business Partnership at Dayton Chamber of Commerce

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Owners & Shareholders
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GCL uses a rigorous and research driven approach in investing.

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BPW emphasizes a holistic, client-centric approach to highly customized investment solutions that focuses on portfolio construction and delivers by skilled and experienced professionals. The firm considers an array of investment vehicles across multiple asset classes, geographies and market capitalizations. They utilize both internally managed strategies as well as external money managers to complete their full suite of investment solutions. Their external managers provide access to both traditional strategies and alternative strategies with access to real estate, private equity, and liquid alternatives. BPW uses fundamental, quantitative and technical analysis in evaluating securities.

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Contrarius Investment Management Ltd. is an active, contrarian manager which aims to create long-term wealth for clients by buying stocks they believe are trading below their intrinsic value and which are attractive relative to other opportunities. They follow a valuation-based investment approach, performing proprietary bottom-up research which seeks to determine the intrinsic value of an investment. The firm sells stocks when they believe they have reached their underlying intrinsic value or when they are less attractive than other opportunities, aiming to avoid the permanent loss which can result from continuing to hold a stock that ultimately corrects to fair value. Contrarius takes a long-term approach to investing, with a typical investment horizon of four years, believing that the ability to outperform in the long-term is largely determined by focusing on the long-term value of a business rather than short-term news flow.

Recent Transactions
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Cars.com, Inc. purchases Dealer Inspire, Inc.

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Cars.com, Inc. purchases Launch Digital Marketing LLC

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purchases Cars.com, Inc. from Tegna, Inc.

Insider Transactions
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Advisors & Consultants
Advisor

Managing Director & Head of People at Portage Point Partners LLC

Clients

General Motors Co. engages in the designing, manufacturing, and selling of cars, trucks and automobile parts. It also provides automotive financing services through General Motors Financial Company, Inc. The firm operates through the following segments: GM North America, GM International, Cruise and GM Financial. The company sells vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Wuling, Maven, and OnStar brands. General Motors was founded by William C. Durant on September 16, 1908 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$891M
Total Enterprise Value
$1.31B
Earnings Per Share
$-12.15
Revenue
$548M
Net Profit
$-817M
EBITDA
$140M
EBITDAMargin
25.61%
Total Debt
$617M
Total Equity
$340M
Enterprise Value / Sales
2.39x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
9.1x
TEVNet Income
-1.6x
Debt TEV
0.47x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-4.38%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$2,500 - $4,999
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